Red wrap on flattwounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by billys73, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. billys73


    Apr 25, 2003
    I have had some flats on my P-bass for several years now-I want to get another set; but I don't know the brand. They have red wraps on the end. Anybody know?
  2. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    That would be Rotosound flats.
  3. Could be TI Jazz Flats as well.....
  4. I'll second that vote!
  5. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    What's the tension like? If the strings are a really shiny silver, and have about the same tension as rounds, then they are probably Rotosound Monel Flats.

    If they are more of a grey, and have a smaller diameter E string (.089), they are probably TI Jazz Flats.

    I love them both, and just ordered a set of Roto Monel flats for my Jazz Bass, while I've got TIs on my '89 Curbow 4 string fretless.

    You really can't go wrong with either, but they each certainly have their own signature feel and sound.
  6. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001

    The TI Jazz Rounds have an .089 E, The TI Flats have a .100 E.

    Another thing that might tell you if they are TI Flats is that TI Flats appear to have a little space between the windings on the E & A strings and not on the D & G strings.
  7. Bryan_G


    Apr 28, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Who uses green wraps? Sorry to interupt your thread, but I would like to know.

  8. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    The only green wraps I know of are on the TI Jazz Rounds, but I don't have experience with a lot of different string brands so there could be many others for all I know.
  9. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    D'oh! You're right. I've been playing more of the Jazz Rounds recently, and I goofed. :meh:
  10. Trace Elliot used green silk wraps on their strings.
  11. What flats have blue wrappings on top, and not light blue, blue blue
  12. my slowounds have black, red, green and blue wraps, that should satisfy your needs!
  13. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Blue could be Ernie Ball or LaBella. Green could be Fender or Pyramid. Pyramids have green silk at both ends, Fenders have green silk at the ball end. Speaking strictly of flatwounds, of course.
  14. I'm not sure what other brands are like, but if they have red silk on the wrapping part AND down near the bridge then they're probably Rotosounds. I'm almost sure they are, unless there are any other string makers also have the silk down by the bridge that I don't know about.